NHS Lothian is seeking applications from community groups or constituted organisations to deliver community based activities that address health inequalities in the Oxgangs/ Firrhill area of South Edinburgh.
Oxgangs is one of four areas in the South West Locality where there are communities that experience a higher level of inequality. The current population is approximately 3600 with a higher than average proportion of children and older residents. The under 16 population has risen in recent years while the number of over 65’s has remained steady.
Projects that apply for the Health Improvement Fund funding will need to show that they address health improvement as defined above. The project must address health inequalities and target individuals and groups at risk of poorer health outcomes as a result of inequality.
Key dimensions of the work
- Working in partnership
- Helping to build capacity of individuals & the local community
- Influencing & adding value to services that can contribute to health & wellbeing
- A holistic approach to health & wellbeing
- Approachable & responsive methods of engagement
- Acting as a conduit for people to access mainstream NHS & other statutory & voluntary sector services
- Developments should be co-produced with the local community
- Activities and outcomes should be monitored using both quantitative and qualitative measures, reporting on numbers of people engaged and any changes in individuals health & wellbeing
What can the grant not be used for?
- Capital expenditure or property maintenance
- Servicing debt or retrospective funding of previous activities
- Private sector bodies or individuals
Closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2017@ 4pm.
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